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Alecia Purtteman Earns CIA Designation : April 29, 2011

Alecia Purtteman Earns Certified Internal Auditor Designation

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bethel College, Purtteman joined Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs in 2004 where she is a manager with the firm%u2019s financial institutions team. Alecia has been a driving force with the firm%u2019s internal audit department and takes a leadership role in the firm%u2019s internal audit engagements. Additionally, she is a Certified Community Bank Internal Auditor (CCBIA) and has an in-depth understanding of banks with eighteen years of community bank internal audit experience.

Alecia Purtteman, a manager with Alexander Thompson Arnold CPAs, was recently named as a Certified Internal Auditor  (CIA ) by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), which is recognized as the internal audit profession%u2019s leader in certification, education, research and technological guidance.

The CIA designation is awarded to internal audit professionals who have met the rigorous requirements of the IIA%u2019s CIA program, including a four-part examination, as well as high standards of character, education and experience. The exam includes current state of the art issues in internal auditing and evaluates technical competence in important subject areas related to internal auditing practices, risks and remedies. The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field.